US Senate passes 'indefinite detention' bill

US president expected to sign law allowing so-called terror suspects to be detained indefinitely, without trial.

    The US Senate has passed the National Defence Authorisation Act, which contains a controversial bill allowing so-called terror suspects to be detained indefinitely, without trial.

    US President Barack Obama will sign the act into law, according to his administration. But critics say by doing so, the president has reneged on a campaign promise to protect civil liberties.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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